Skyhook Wireless Partners with I Parked Here and Near Here Apps for Ovi

Skyhook Wireless, provider of the patented Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and the hybrid location system XPS, announced a partnership with two Ovi apps, I Parked Here and Near Here, by Staron.
I Parked Here will remember where you parked and provide turn by turn directions to return to your car. It also provides a parking meter alarm feature, helping users avoid parking tickets. Near Here is a local search app with over 500 categories and subcategories to choose from, allowing users to find specific points of interest nearby. For example, a user could search under the Shopping category, which then further breaks down into more specific interests such as Photography or Candles.

"It is absolutely essential for our apps to have exact positioning," said Loughlin Spollen, Managing Director of Staron. "Native location on Nokia is simply not satisfactory, we are proud to use Skyhook in our apps to provide our users with the best location possible."

"We are excited to announce these new partnerships with Ovi apps," said Kate Imbach, director of marketing at Skyhook Wireless. "Developers are beginning to see the challenges with location on Symbian S60, and are eager to integrate Skyhook as many developers have on Android and Windows Mobile."

I Parked Here and Near Here can both be downloaded today in the Nokia Ovi Store for $2.99 each.

About Skyhook Wireless

Founded in 2003, Skyhook Wireless has pioneered the development of the first hybrid positioning system to fully leverage Wi-Fi, GPS and cell towers delivering precise location data supporting the growing market for location-based services. Skyhook's hybrid positioning system XPS requires no new hardware, works indoors and outdoors, provides an instant location and is more accurate than current technologies in congested downtown areas. Skyhook Wireless is headquartered in Boston, MA, and is privately held. Investors include RRE Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Intel Capital and CommonAngels.

About Staron

Founded in 2006, Staron provides mobile software development and consultancy services to the largest mobile technology companies in Europe. The company specializes in Symbian software development, and has worked for almost every major Symbian partner, including Sony and Nokia. Staron is headquartered in Tullamore, Ireland.
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